also Simon Peter or Saint Peter
(original name Simon
) (died a.d.
64?); one of the twelve
Apostles, a fisherman, to whom the Letters of Peter are ascribed: considered the
first pope: his day is June 29
either of the two Letters of Peter abbrev. Pe, Pet
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Word origin of 'peter'ME < LL(Ec) Petrus < Gr Petros (< petros, stone, petra, rock) used as transl. of Aram kēphā, rock